Saturday 30 May, 7.00pm By Sophocles, translated by Timberlake Wertenbaker Play reading by PowderHouse Directors Chelsey Gillard and Jac Ifan Moore
Saturday 30 May, 7.00pm
By Sophocles, translated by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Play reading by PowderHouse
Directors Chelsey Gillard and Jac Ifan Moore
Next in the series of Network Play Readings, PowderHouse, the Sherman Theatre’s Company in Residence, presents Sophocles’ classic tragedy: Antigone.
Thebes is on the brink; ravaged by plague and torn apart by governmental collapse following a civil war that pits brother against brother. Now at long last, a fractured peace has emerged. Heroes will be honoured. Traitors will rot unburied. The law will be upheld.
But what if obeying the law means abandoning your beliefs? Enter Antigone, daughter of ill-fated Oedipus, whose defiance threatens the stability of the entire state.
Over 2,400 years since it was first performed PowderHouse share an experimental reading to examine the fractious relationship between rulers and the ruled in a time of national crisis.
Honour the law. Honour the gods. Honour your dead.
PowderHouse is a Cardiff-based company creating international-facing theatre with a distinctly Welsh voice.